|Liz Montegary received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis and her M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Her research and teaching interests include feminist and queer cultural studies, transnational American studies, LGBT activist movements, the militarization of everyday life, and mobility, dis/ability, and the body. Her current book project, “Familiar Perversions: The Un-American Politics of the Gay American Family,” investigates the growing acceptance of LGBT-identified parents, and asks what this means for the future of queer politics in the United States and beyond. Refusing to interpret all forms of domesticity and reproductivity as dulling the possibility for any critically queer edge, this book argues that within the anxieties surrounding “the gay family” lies the potential for devising more radically imaginative ways of organizing sexual and political desires. In her next project, she extends her research on family politics by focusing on US military policies and programs that target the spouses and children of servicemembers. This work insists on thinking about the Pentagon’s interest in the fiscal and physical fitness of military families as a less discussed dimension in the privatization of war and empire. In a related project, she is co-editing with Melissa Autumn White a collection entitled “Mobile Desires: The Erotics and Politics of Mobility Justice,” which asks what becomes methodologically possible when mobilities researchers and mobility justice advocates grapple with feminist and queer theories of affect and embodiment.|
Graduate Colloquium will take place on September 24, 2014 in the Humanities Institute - 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Liz Montegary - "Does It Run in the Family?": Health, Security, and the Future of LGBT Politics.
Michelle Ho - Tracing Triple Axels: Race, Femininities, and Japan's Women Figure Skaters.November 5th - Details to follow
Fall 2014 CAT Graduate ConferenceTopic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan
Co-Sponsored EventsSeptember 18 - 20, 2014 -"Global Women’s Cinema Conference"
September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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